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Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 2 — Aaron Chung

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 2 — Aaron Chung

“While we certainly shouldn’t give up on tourism, a more balanced and diversified economic base is needed for our state.”

Incumbents Maintain Money Advantage In Hawaii Legislative Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Incumbents Maintain Money Advantage In Hawaii Legislative Races

Several seats have opened up though as some lawmakers decide to seek other elected posts or leave public office.

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Ron Burrus

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Ron Burrus

We must do everything we can to stop and reverse the ever-creeping fascism in our country.”

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Byron McCorriston

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Byron McCorriston

“I hope that my ability to represent both sides will allow people to meet in the middle again.”

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Brian Evans

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Brian Evans

“We are leaving millennials with a world where they will eventually have to chew the air before they breath it.”

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Noelle Famera

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Noelle Famera

“I would push to pass sweeping climate change legislation like the Green New Deal.”

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Jonathan Hoomanawanui

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Jonathan Hoomanawanui

“I would like to maintain veterans benefits and make sure monies that are designated for veterans’ benefits cannot be touched once the budget is approved.”

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

In an hourlong conversation, the candidate fields questions from Civil Beat and Hawaii News Now on leadership, trust, tourism and the economy.

Ige Appoints Bennette Misalucha To State Senate

Ige Appoints Bennette Misalucha To State Senate

The former lobbyist replaces Breene Harimoto, who died last month.

July 2020

Saturday, July 11

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 2 — Aaron Chung

Friday, July 10

Incumbents Maintain Money Advantage In Hawaii Legislative Races

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Ron Burrus

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Byron McCorriston

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Brian Evans

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Noelle Famera

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Jonathan Hoomanawanui

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Keith Amemiya

Thursday, July 9

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Joe Akana

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — David Hamman

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Elise Hatsuko Kaneshiro

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Karla Gottschalk

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 2 — Michelle Tippens

VIDEO: The Job Interview — Honolulu Mayoral Candidate Rick Blangiardi

Wednesday, July 8

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Heather Kimball

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Bethany Morrison

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Monique Perreira

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 1 — Jaerick Medeiros-Garcia

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Molokai Trustee — Luana Alapa

Tuesday, July 7

Candidate Q&A: State House District 48 — Lisa Kitagawa

Candidate Q&A: State House District 48 — Kau’i Pratt-Aquino

Candidate Q&A: State House District 41 — Matt LoPresti

Candidate Q&A: State House District 41 — Mokihana Maldonado

Candidate Q&A: State House District 49 — Michael Danner

Monday, July 6

Candidate Q&A: State House District 1 — Lorraine Shin

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs At-Large Trustee — Keli’i Akina

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs At-Large Trustee — Shane Palacat-Nelsen

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaii Affairs At-Large Trustee — Jackie Burke

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs At-Large Trustee — Larry Kawaauhau

Kahele Can’t Campaign For Congress Right Now. Does It Matter?

Sunday, July 5

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Kauai Trustee — Kamealoha Smith

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Kauai Trustee — Dan Ahuna

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Molokai Trustee — Colette Machado

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Kauilani Almeida

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Louis Pau

Saturday, July 4

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Noelani Cashman-Aiu

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaii Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Louis Hao

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaii Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Cyd Hoffeld

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Keola Lindsey

Candidate Q&A: Office of Hawaiian Affairs Hawaii Island Trustee — Lei Kihoi

Friday, July 3

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 1 — Andria Tupola

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 1 — Kathy Davenport

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 1 — Galen Kerfoot

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Kahului District — Deb Kaiwi

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Kahului District — Carol Kamekona

Thursday, July 2

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Molokai District — Keani Rawlins-Fernandez

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council Molokai District — Stacy Crivello

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council East District — Shane Sinenci

Candidate Q&A: Maui County Council East District — Claire Carroll

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Prosecutor — Christopher Bridges

Wednesday, July 1

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 7 — Jacob Aki

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 7 — Radiant Cordero

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 9 — Tim Richards

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 9 — Ranae Keane

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 9 — Philip Aiona

New TV Spots Promote Keith Amemiya’s Democratic Roots

June 2020

Tuesday, June 30

Candidate Q&A: State House District 3 — Shannon Matson

Candidate Q&A: State House District 3 — Frederick Fogel

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 1 — Ed Case

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House District 1 — Nancy Olson

Candidate Q&A: State House District 51 — Kukana Kama-Toth

Monday, June 29

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Neil Azevedo

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Mike Ruggles

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Yumi Kawano

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Ted Shaneyfelt

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Bob Fitzgerald

Sunday, June 28

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Mitch Roth

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Paul Bryant

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Tante Urban

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Ikaika Marzo

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — John Carroll

Kym Pine Touts ‘Strong, Passionate’ Leadership In Political Ad

Saturday, June 27

Candidate Q&A: State House District 33 — Tracy Arakaki

Candidate Q&A: State House District 33 — Jenny Boyette

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Bud Stonebraker

Candidate Q&A: State House District 8 — Troy Hashimoto

Candidate Q&A: State House District 8 — Ka’apuni Aiwohi

Friday, June 26

Candidate Q&A: State House District 51 — Erik Ho

Candidate Q&A: State House District 51 — Doni Chong

Candidate Q&A: State House District 51 — Alan Akao

Candidate Q&A: State House District 51 — Lisa Marten

Candidate Q&A: State House District 51 — Scott Grimmer

Candidate Q&A: State House District 51 — Coby Chock

Thursday, June 25

Candidate Q&A: State House District 50 — Kanani Souza

Candidate Q&A: State House District 50 — Micah Pregitzer

Candidate Q&A: State House District 50 — Patrick Branco

Candiate Q&A: State House District 13 — Lynn DeCoite

Candidate Q&A: State House District 13 — Walter Ritte

Wednesday, June 24

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 5 — Calvin Say

Candidate Q&A: State House District 36 — Val Okimoto

Candidate Q&A: State House District 36 — Marilyn Lee

Candidate Q&A: State House District 36 — Trish La Chica

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — RJ Brown

Native Hawaiian Activists Turn Into Candidates For The 2020 Elections

Why ‘Mayor Mufi’ Wants To Be Mayor Mufi Again

Tuesday, June 23

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 5 — Matt Kaneali’i-Kleinfelder

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 5 — Ikaika Rodenhurst

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 5 — Frederic Wirick

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 5 — Dave Watase

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 5 — Philmund Lee

Monday, June 22

Candidate Q&A: State House District 22 — Adrian Tam

Candidate Q&A: State House District 22 — Tom Brower

Candidate Q&A: State House District 22 — Nick Ochs

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Megan Kau

Sunday, June 21

Candidate Q&A: State House District 30 — Ernesto Ganaden

Candidate Q&A: State House District 30 — Romy Cachola

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Dwight Nadamoto

Candidate Q&A: State House District 20 — Becky Gardner

Saturday, June 20

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 9 — Will Espero

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 9 — Earl Tsuneyoshi

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 9 — Augie Tulba

Candidate Q&A: Maui Council Makawao-Haiku-Paia District — Aja Eyre

Candidate Q&A: Maui Council Makawao-Haiku-Paia District — Laurent Zahnd

Friday, June 19

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 3 — Alan Texeira

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 3 — Greg Thielen

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 3 — Kalani Kalima

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 3 — Esther Kia’āina

Candiate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Choon James

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Audrey Keesing

Thursday, June 18

Candidate Q&A: State House District 20 —Jackson Sayama

Candidate Q&A: State House District 20 — Derek Turbin

Candidate Q&A: State House District 20 — Jay Ishibashi

Candidate Q&A: State House District 12 — Simon Russell

Wednesday, June 17

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Mufi Hannemann

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Kymberly Pine

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Rick Blangiardi

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Keith Amemiya

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Duke Bourgoin

Hanabusa: There’s No Time For On-The-Job Training In A Crisis

Tuesday, June 16

Candidate Q&A: State House District 11 — Don Couch

Candidate Q&A: State House District 11 — Tina Wildberger

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 8 — Bo Kahui

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Council District 8 — Holeka Inaba

Ed Case On Police Reform: ‘This Is Our First Step Toward Justice’

Monday, June 15

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Prosecutor — Kelden Waltjen

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Prosecutor — Jared Auna

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Ernest Caravalho

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Steven Alm

Danny De Gracia: 2020 Election Is A Vote On Hawaii’s Post-Pandemic Future

Sunday, June 14

Candidate Q&Q: Honolulu City Council District 3 — Paul Mossman

Candidate Q&A: State House District 46 — Amy Perruso

Candidate Q&A: State House District 5 — Michael Last

Candidate Q&A: Kauai County Council — Addison Bulosan

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Prosecutor — Jacquie Esser

Saturday, June 13

Candidate Q&A: OHA Hawaii Island Trustee — Kalaniakea Wilson

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Stacy Higa

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Colleen Hanabusa

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu Mayor — Ho Yin (Jason) Wong

Friday, June 12

Candidate Q&A: State House District 5 — Jeanne Kapela

Candidate Q&A: State House District 5 — Colehour Bondera

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 13 — Kevin McDonald

Candidate Q&A: OHA Hawaii Island Trustee — Pua Ishibashi

Candidate Q&A: Hawaii County Mayor — Harry Kim

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 13 — Karl Rhoads

Candidate Q&A: Maui Council Makawao-Haiku-Paia District — Mike Molina

Candidate Q&A: Honolulu City Council District 3 — Warland Kealoha

Election Season Is Here, Pandemic Or Not

Tuesday, June 9

Congressional Democrats Are Now Pushing Police Reform

Thursday, June 4

Honolulu Is On The Brink Of A New Political Era

Wednesday, June 3

Hawaii Elections 2020: Primary Election Ballot

Hawaii Elections Guide 2020

Monday, June 1

Mufi Hannemann Is Running For Honolulu Mayor — Again

May 2020

Thursday, May 28

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Honolulu Mayor’s Race Is Up For Grabs

Tuesday, May 26

Civil Beat/HNN Poll: Voters Have Negative View Of Ige, Caldwell

Saturday, May 23

Biden Clobbers Sanders In Hawaii’s Presidential Primary

Thursday, May 14

Neal Milner: Public Disdain For Ige Goes Far Deeper Than His Pandemic Job

Monday, May 4

Reshaping Hawaii’s Economy For A Post-Pandemic World

Sunday, May 3

Native Hawaiians Are Losing Out On Millions Of COVID-19 Dollars

Friday, May 1

Hawaii Lawmakers Are Trying To Figure Out How To Get Back Into Session

April 2020

Wednesday, April 22

Our DC Delegation At Home: Cooking, Yardwork, Surfing And Politics

Tuesday, April 21

Tulsi Gabbard Still Has More Than $500,000 In Presidential Cash

Sunday, April 19

Running For Office During A Pandemic? It’s Tough For Newcomers

Saturday, April 18

Rick Blangiardi Is Back On TV, But This Time He’s A Political Candidate

Friday, April 17

Things Are Not Good Between Hawaii Senators And The Governor

Wednesday, April 8

Tulsi Gabbard To David Ige: Fire Your Top Health Officials Or Resign

March 2020

Sunday, March 29

The Two-Party System Is Here To Stay

Wednesday, March 25

Ige, Green Smooth Over Differences On COVID-19 Response

A $2 Trillion Coronavirus Deal Will Pump Billions Into Hawaii Economy

Mazie Hirono Has Some Virus Advice For Cancer Survivors Like Herself

Tuesday, March 24

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green Banned From State’s Virus Response Effort

Thursday, March 19

Tulsi Gabbard Ends Presidential Campaign, Endorses Biden

Wednesday, March 18

This Hawaii Defense Contractor Has Emerged As A Major Political Player

Tuesday, March 17

Hawaii Democrats Still Figuring Out What To Do About The Primary

Wednesday, March 11

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: We Should Elect Leaders Who Can Actually Lead Us

Tuesday, March 10

Another Presidential Primary, Another Last Place Finish For Tulsi Gabbard

Thursday, March 5

Senate Passes Ban On Side Gigs For Mayors And Governor

Tuesday, March 3

Still No Political Love For Tulsi Gabbard On Super Tuesday

Ad Watch: Amemiya Leans On Sports Record In New TV Spots

February 2020

Saturday, February 29

Tulsi Gabbard Falls Far Short Again In South Carolina

Thursday, February 27

Neal Milner: How ‘Offloading’ Landed Ige, Caldwell In The Political Dumps

Tuesday, February 25

Former House Speaker Eyes Open Honolulu City Council Seat

Monday, February 24

Danny De Gracia: Give 16-Year-Olds The Right To Vote

Saturday, February 22

Gabbard Continues To Struggle As Nevadans Vote For Sanders

Wednesday, February 19

Tulsi Gabbard Continues To Spend Heavily On Long-Shot Presidential Bid

Tuesday, February 18

Four Ex-Hawaii Governors Say They Fear For Our Future

Friday, February 14

Chad Blair: 10 Reasons Why Hawaii Should Hold The First Presidential Primary

Tuesday, February 11

Gabbard Staying In The Race Despite Finishing Far Behind In New Hampshire

Sunday, February 9

Tulsi Gabbard Bets Her Presidential Campaign On New Hampshire

Friday, February 7

Tangled Web Of Campaign Cash Connects Hawaii To Maine

Wednesday, February 5

Impeachment: Hawaii Senators Cast Their Votes Against The President

Tuesday, February 4

No Aloha For Tulsi Gabbard In Iowa Presidential Caucus

Monday, February 3

TMT Hot Potato: Hawaii Leaders Are Ducking Responsibility On Mauna Kea

January 2020

Friday, January 31

Caldwell Raises Nearly $300K For 2022 Governor’s Race

Meet The Former Hawaii Lawyer Who’s Defending President Donald Trump

Wednesday, January 29

Judge: Attorney General Can Get Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

Monday, January 27

Maui Mayor Wants Federal Help With Island Sustainability

Thursday, January 23

Caldwell Talks Homelessness, HUD and Honolulu Rail In Washington DC

Neal Milner: White Political Identity Is An Emerging And Dangerous Force

Tuesday, January 21

How Hawaii’s Senators Are Approaching Impeachment

Denby Fawcett: Winning Political Power The Pelosi Way

Thursday, January 16

Kai Kahele: ‘We Have A Moral Obligation To Humanity’

Wednesday, January 15

Can Hawaii’s Elected Leaders Save The State From ‘Drowning?’

Tuesday, January 14

Hawaii Leaders Back Ambitious Plan To Rapidly Expand Preschool

Minimum Wage, Preschool, Housing Top Rare Legislative Platform

Thursday, January 9

Hawaii Lawmakers Pushing For A Crackdown On Vaping

Wednesday, January 8

Hawaii Delegation Questions Trump’s Decision On Iran Drone Strike

Tuesday, January 7

Vacation Rentals Are Still Thriving In Kailua

Friday, January 3

Hawaii Delegation Condemns Trump’s Targeted Killing Of Top Iranian Commander